Collegiate athletes may be considered employees according to a recent decision on February 5, 2024, by the National Labor Relations Board.
Workplace investigations play a pivotal role in maintaining a healthy, productive, and compliant environment.
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against workers who test positive for cannabis in certain types of drug tests and to inquire about their off-duty cannabis use.
Gina Carano, an actress and former MMA fighter, made headlines when she filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Disney and its subsidiary, Lucasfilm—the production company behind the popular Star Wars series.
In October 2023, California introduced a new law mandating that employers must issue individualized written notices to their current and former California employees by February 14, 2024, informing them that any noncompete clauses or agreements with their employers are rendered void and unenforceable under California law.
California employers are required to display their annual summary of work-related injuries and illnesses for 2023 in a visible and easily accessible area at each worksite by February 1, 2024.
Last Thursday, January 18, California’s Supreme Court held in Estrada v. Royalty Carpet Mills, Inc. that trial courts lack inherent authority to strike a Private Attorneys General Act claim on manageability grounds. The ruling resolved a prior split of authority on whether PAGA claims may be stricken where there is no manageable way to try them.
In the dynamic landscape of business, executives play a pivotal role in steering companies toward success. To ensure a mutually beneficial relationship between executives and organizations, the use of employment contracts is imperative. These legally binding agreements delineate the terms and conditions of employment, safeguarding the interests of both parties.
On January 9, 2024, the California Department of Public Health issued a new State Public Health Officer Order for COVID-19 Disease Control and Prevention. In response to this updated public health guidance, Cal/OSHA has revised its policies concerning isolating and testing requirements for employers.
Individuals must be treated with dignity and respect in the workplace, regardless of their background, gender, race, or any other characteristic. Unfortunately, workplace discrimination and harassment remain persistent issues that can have serious consequences for both employees and employers. In this article, we will explore tools to prevent workplace discrimination and harassment, as well as the remedies available when these issues arise.